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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 521

    A PALE CELADON JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

    19TH CENTURY

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    A PALE CELADON JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
    19TH CENTURY
    The censer is carved and pierced with two fierce dragon-head handles with loose rings, the body is carved in relief with lotus blossoms on a leafy foliate scroll. The cover is similarly carved with a lotus scroll and surmounted with a Buddhist lion and cub finial. The censer is supported on three feet with Buddhist lion-head terminals. The base is carved with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong seal mark. The stone is of an even pale celadon tone with a few scattered grey inclusions and pale russet striations.
    9 5/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diam., wood stand


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.